Politics

December 11, 2014
By:
Steve Russell

It’s a time-honored method for getting legislation done in the middle of a gridlock to attach an unrelated “rider” to a bill understood as “must pass.” I write this at three o’clock on the morning it is claimed the U.S.

December 10, 2014
By:
Steven Newcomb

The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations (UN) high level plenary meeting (erroneously referred to as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples) is not going to end anytime soon.

December 09, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Last week, President Obama went out on a political limb with his executive order allowing an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.

November 23, 2014
By:
Crystal Willcuts

After Keystone XL Pipeline legislation was narrowly defeated in Congress, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), incoming Senate Majority Leader, promised to pass the bill in January when Republicans take control of the Senate. They already control the House of Representatives.

November 21, 2014
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Much to-do has been made of the recent passage of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act (TGWEA).

November 18, 2014
By:
Byron L. Dorgan and Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D.

We know what is number one in all American’s lives—and that is our children. Yet, tragically some children in the United States are too often forgotten and living in systems without equal access to opportunity. This is all too evident in Indian Country.

November 10, 2014
By:
Rudolph C. Ryser

Reading the Glenn Morris comment in “Invader-States Hijacked UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples” and Steven Newcomb’s “

November 09, 2014
By:
Kevin Leecy

In Germany, students in grades K-12 receive mandatory instruction about the Holocaust. In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bore witness to the injustices of Apartheid.

November 06, 2014
By:
Sami Jo Difuntorum

The cornerstone of healthy communities throughout the world is access to safe, culturally relevant and quality affordable housing.

November 04, 2014
By:
Glenn Morris

The fiasco that was falsely proclaimed to be the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), continues to endanger the international movement for Indigenous peoples’ self-determination.

November 03, 2014
By:
Will Micklin

On September 22, all 193 member countries of the United Nations came together in overwhelming support of a document to further the rights of indigenous peoples.

November 02, 2014
By:
Chief Quiet Hawk

Will it ever end? I am talking about the State of Connecticut’s continued discrimination against state-recognized Indian Tribes when those Tribes continue to struggle to gain recognition by the U.S. Government.

October 20, 2014
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

"We do a recall, election and take over.

October 20, 2014
By:
Bryan Brewer

In 1942, the United States War Department announced that it was taking the Northwest Corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for an Aerial Gunnery Range and told our Lakota families that they had two weeks to move out.

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